1. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Is it fast charging or regular charge?
    03-30-2016 03:05 AM
  2. ziyitan's Avatar
    It's just regular charging via the Lightning cable, which is actually already pretty fast.
    libra89 and Lefty724 like this.
    03-30-2016 04:02 AM
  3. DEXTER947's Avatar
    I think iphone se not offer fast charging
    03-30-2016 04:03 AM
  4. richard_rsp's Avatar
    I am also curious about this. Obviously, the iPhone SE is not going to offer "Quick Charge", the Qualcomm standard that is marketed in Android and Windows phones (Reason being is that it is specific to Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, which iPhones do not use). However, faster charging may be available with the right charger.

    Out of the box, the SE will include a 5W, 1.0 Amp charger that will charge at normal speed. However, beginning with the iPhone 6/6+, Apple allowed iPhones to use the same charging profile as the iPad, allowing 2.1Amps using the larger 2.1A iPad charger. This allowed the 2,915 mAH battery in the 6 Plus to charge to 90% in right around 2 hours. As long as Apple maintained the same charging profile (and I assume that they would) of the iPhone 6/6+ and 6s/6s+ (and iPads), then the iPhone SE should also charge faster with the 2.1A charger. Since the battery is only 1,642 mAH, it should be rather quick at 2.1A.

    iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Faster Charging Using iPad 2.1A Adapter - Mac Rumors
    03-30-2016 07:35 AM
  5. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I am also curious about this. Obviously, the iPhone SE is not going to offer "Quick Charge", the Qualcomm standard that is marketed in Android and Windows phones (Reason being is that it is specific to Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, which iPhones do not use). However, faster charging may be available with the right charger.

    Out of the box, the SE will include a 5W, 1.0 Amp charger that will charge at normal speed. However, beginning with the iPhone 6/6+, Apple allowed iPhones to use the same charging profile as the iPad, allowing 2.1Amps using the larger 2.1A iPad charger. This allowed the 2,915 mAH battery in the 6 Plus to charge to 90% in right around 2 hours. As long as Apple maintained the same charging profile (and I assume that they would) of the iPhone 6/6+ and 6s/6s+ (and iPads), then the iPhone SE should also charge faster with the 2.1A charger. Since the battery is only 1,642 mAH, it should be rather quick at 2.1A.

    iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Faster Charging Using iPad 2.1A Adapter - Mac Rumors
    wouldn't using another charger with higher amps damage the battery if it wasn't officially supported?
    03-30-2016 08:32 AM
  6. richard_rsp's Avatar
    wouldn't using another charger with higher amps damage the battery if it wasn't officially supported?
    The iPad charger is officially supported (including for use on the SE), but the charging profile will determine if it will benefit from the more powerful charger. The iPhone 5S and earlier phones could even be charged with the iPad charger, they just wouldnt charge any faster than the standard 1.0A 5W charger.

    Beginning with the iPhone 6/6+ in 2014, Apple changed their charging profile to specifically benefit from the iPad charger. As long as you are using an iPad charger (2.1A), the phone is designed for that (so no harm will occur).

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202105

    it states "Your iPad comes with a USB power adapter. You can also use this adapter with your iPhone and iPod."
    Last edited by richard_rsp; 03-30-2016 at 09:09 AM.
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    03-30-2016 08:59 AM
  7. Brandon Harhi's Avatar
    I am also curious about this. Obviously, the iPhone SE is not going to offer "Quick Charge", the Qualcomm standard that is marketed in Android and Windows phones (Reason being is that it is specific to Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, which iPhones do not use). However, faster charging may be available with the right charger.

    Out of the box, the SE will include a 5W, 1.0 Amp charger that will charge at normal speed. However, beginning with the iPhone 6/6+, Apple allowed iPhones to use the same charging profile as the iPad, allowing 2.1Amps using the larger 2.1A iPad charger. This allowed the 2,915 mAH battery in the 6 Plus to charge to 90% in right around 2 hours. As long as Apple maintained the same charging profile (and I assume that they would) of the iPhone 6/6+ and 6s/6s+ (and iPads), then the iPhone SE should also charge faster with the 2.1A charger. Since the battery is only 1,642 mAH, it should be rather quick at 2.1A.

    iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Capable of Faster Charging Using iPad 2.1A Adapter - Mac Rumors
    This is what I would assume. It's been the case for a while, now. Since it's been done with previous iPhones, I would think it would be the same with this one. The only downside is you may have to buy a new charger if you don't already own an iPad.
    03-30-2016 05:29 PM
  8. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    As I said elsewhere, quick charging a battery isn't a good idea, in the long term.
    Better to wait a little more or, if you are in an hurry, use an iPad charger.
    03-31-2016 01:40 PM
  9. Kibber Shuriq's Avatar
    Per Battery University's article on Li-Ion charging, charging at the same rate as the battery's capacity rating is OK, but not more than that. That means that charging a 2100+ mAh battery using a 2.1A charger is OK, but the ~1600 mAh iPhone SE battery should only be charged at 1.6A max. That said, I haven't yet compared charging speeds on my SE using a stock vs iPad charger. Had anyone else?
    04-07-2016 12:53 AM
  10. sangs's Avatar
    I use dual 2.4A chargers for everything from iPad, to Android and now, for my SE. Not considered "Quick Charge," but much like the iPad charger, it definitely charges the SE faster than the standard USB charger included with the SE.
    04-07-2016 07:39 AM
  11. LCW's Avatar
    I also use an ipad charger to charge my SE... being doing that with my iphones since the 5. Definitely charges faster. Whether it qualifies as "fast charging", not sure. But I have no issues with it.
    04-07-2016 10:22 AM
  12. Wotchered's Avatar
    My 4s charges quickly without getting hot on my iPad charger, there was a thread about this a year or more ago and the consensus seemed to be that it's ok.
    04-07-2016 11:29 AM
  13. Steven Pardoe's Avatar
    yes it has fast charging I have an iPhone SE, all iPhones come with fast charging no matter what gen it is
    09-17-2016 07:10 PM
  14. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    yes it has fast charging I have an iPhone SE, all iPhones come with fast charging no matter what gen it is
    No iPhones have fast charging.

    Fast charging is an actual technology. OP was not simply asking if the iPhone SE charges quickly.
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    09-17-2016 07:13 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    yes it has fast charging I have an iPhone SE, all iPhones come with fast charging no matter what gen it is
    Elaborate please! Where are you getting this information from?
    As far as I know no any iPhone supports fast charging.
    09-17-2016 07:17 PM
  16. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    As far as I know no any iPhone supports fast charging.
    You are correct. Even if it did I probably wouldn't use it. Fast charging causes excess battery wear.
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    09-17-2016 07:27 PM

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